Posts Tagged ‘diaper rash cream’

Friday Family Spotlight: Meet Andrea’s Family

Friday, February 15th, 2013

I am excited to introduce you to Andrea and her awesome¬†family of four! I love hearing stories like theirs;¬†couples who grew up together, go on to get married, and eventually raise a family together…so sweet and inspiring! Also Andrea’s favorite quote might be one of my new favorites! Read on to learn more about Andrea and her family:

Who are the members of your family? Andrea (me), my husband Joel, and our 2 daughters, Tessa, age 2.5 and Nora, age 6 months.

How did you meet your significant other? We first met playing t-ball and grew up together in school. We started dating after being in Marching band together during his freshman year of high school. He played the quads, I played the bass drum in the drumline.

What do you and your family like to do for recreation? We are a very athletic family. We love to play sports, watch sports, and be outdoors. We enjoy camping, walks, and playing outside.

What is your favorite Mom‚Äôs Milk Boutique Product? I have so many. I started at MMB with just a few diapers. I now own what feels like half the store. I love the Ergo, Lactasties, CJ’s BUTTer, MotherLove diaper rash cream. I’ve recently starting using fitted diapers and I really like the Kissaluvs. Of course, my newborn stash was one of my favorites to build because they are just so cute and small.

What is your favorite baby carrier and why? I love my Ergo. It is very sturdy and tough, it’s been through different kinds of weather and other wear and tear and holds up very nicely. It’s easy for both my husband and I to use on either of our children and they are safe, secure, and happy in it.

What goals do you have for your family in the next year or two? Start a garden this spring, hopefully have a 3rd child, continue with our Dave Ramsey debt snowball payoffs.

Describe your daily routine: I get up at 4, pump, shower, get ready, and leave for work by 6:15. My husband gets the kids up, drops them off at daycare, and comes home to pick up the house. He leaves for work at 11:45. I get off at 3:30, work out, go home to start dinner, pick up the girls from daycare and serve dinner. Then we do bathtime, get the girls ready for bed and my husband gets home at 8, just in time to help tuck the girls in and get them asleep.

What has been your toughest challenge as a mom so far? Meeting the needs of everyone. It’s important for me to be a good, attentive mother, but I also don’t want to lose my identity as a wife or myself. Balancing all those simultaneously is tricky.

What are some of your favorite “me” time indulgences? I love to go wander around Target. I also love (and miss) coffee dates with old friends.

What is one of your favorite quotes? Be here to bless, not impress.

Thanks Andrea for sharing your family with us! I am excited for your plans to grow both a spring garden and a 3rd baby, lol! Wishing you the very best on both accounts. :)

Would you like to have your family featured in a Friday Family Spotlight AND win a FREE $10 gift certificate to Mom‚Äôs Milk Boutique for your participation? If so email sarah@momsmilkboutique.com with the subject line ‚ÄúFriday Family Spotlight Inquiry‚ÄĚ and share something interesting about your family in your email message.

Happy Friday Everyone!!

-Sarah

Video Product Review: CJs Butter

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

I am excited to tell you all¬†about this awesome product! CJ’s BUTTer is made from all natural ingredients making it a safe diaper rash cream to use with your cloth diapers and a safe nipple cream for breastfeeding mamas. Check it out…

 

Sunday Funday Giveaway: CJ Butter – Vegan Formula

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Looking for a diaper rash cream that is compatible with cloth diapering? Look NO further!¬†CJ’s BUTTer is completely safe to use with your cloth diapers. Unlike most diaper rash creams, CJ’s BUTTer¬†will NOT cause repelling or staining on your cloth diapers. Plus it easily washes out with hot water and detergent/soap. The ingredient list of the vegan formula is short and sweet; shea butter, cocoa butter and sesame oil. Hooray for a skin care product¬†containing words you are familiar with and can actually pronounce! Additionally¬†it is free of any animal products or by-products making this vegan extra happy! :)

CJ’s BUTTer is more than just a diaper rash cream though. Other uses include dry or chapped skin,¬†eczema, or as a nipple cream for breastfeeding mamas. Mamas and babies alike can enjoy the soothing comfort and delicious scents of CJ’s BUTTer.¬†Want to know more? Then be sure to check back here tomorrow! I will post a video review sharing my thoughts on this product and tips for using it.

Interested in winning a FREE 4oz jar of¬†CJ’s BUTTer Vegan Formula? Enter this week’s giveaway below! The winner will be announced on Sunday, July 15.

-Sarah
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Tips for Treating Diaper Rash

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

When you go to change your baby’s diaper and find¬†their bum¬†covered with a¬†diaper rash it can be an upsetting discovery. Often the skin looks so irritated and uncomfortable that you are eager to try anything that might provide soothing comfort to baby’s sensitive¬†skin.¬†Sometimes a quick slab of a quality diaper rash¬†cream is all it takes to clear it up.¬†However sometimes diaper rashes can be stubborn and difficult to eliminate.¬†Those persistent and/or frequent diaper rashes¬†often require a little extra care¬†beyond diaper rash cream. Here are a few suggestions to try:

Nakie¬†Time¬†¬†- Let’s face it, what baby/toddler doesn’t want to be naked?!? Let them go diaper free to get fresh air and keep the irritated skin nice and dry. You’ll probably want to do nakie time when baby is unlikely to poop. So if you know¬†baby’s¬†pooping patterns plan accordingly for nakie time. Or watch them carefully for signs of needing to poop and rush them to the bathroom as needed (you can even do this with wee ones).¬† Pee is a bit trickier to time (or observe cues) so you might consider having baby on a towel or other easy to clean surface during nakie time.

BreasmilkBreastmilk really is the magical cure-all! Simply express some breastmilk and cover the affected area with it. Allow bum to air dry.

Strip Your Cloth Diapers – There might be some build up , residue, or bacteria on your cloth diapers that baby’s skin is reacting to. Doing a heavy-duty stripping can help eliminate any irritants contained in your diapers. You might consider adding a few drops of tea tree oil or grapefruit oil to your wash as both have anti-bacterial/anti-fungal properties.

Tea Tree Oil – Tea Tree Oil is a definite must-have item in your medicine cabinet because of its diverse and plentiful uses including treatment of diaper rash. All you need to do is mix a few drops in a palm sized amount of a carrier oil (such as olive oil) and apply to baby’s skin.

Change Baby More Frequently – Some babies have extra sensitive skin and need to be changed more frequently than normal.

Examine Diet – Sometimes diaper rash can be an expression of something internally disagreeing with baby (as opposed to an external topical irritant) so examining babies diet might help identify the source of the irritant. For example when oranges were in season and soooo delicious we over-indulged in their sweet juiciness and baby got a fierce diaper rash. Ouch! Sometimes new foods can irritate baby’s bum too so be aware as you introduce new foods into your baby’s diet.

Change Laundry Detergent – There are many great options to choose from when it comes to cloth diaper friendly laundry detergents. Experiment a bit to see what works best for your baby’s skin.

Revamp your Stash – This is a last-resort ‘I have tried everything and my baby’s butt is still¬†constantly bright red’ option. Sometimes certain fibers simply don’t agree with your baby’s skin. I have a¬†friend who battled intense and persistent diaper rashes with her son until she finally decided to sell her existing stash and invest in some new fluff. Viola, no more diaper rash!

What’s your secret weapon against stubborn diaper rash? Would love to hear some more useful tips! :)

-Sarah